New Hampshire Teen Institute's Summer Leadership Program
to Aug 17

New Hampshire Teen Institute's Summer Leadership Program

The New Hampshire Teen Institute (TI) has been holding the SLP for 20+ years.  The SLP is a dynamic residential week of leadership development, self-discovery, and social connection. SLP brings up to 100 diverse high school students from across NH and New England together through experiential workshops designed as catalysts for personal values exploration and increased school and civic engagement. Throughout the week, participants also increase their knowledge on a variety of topics including substance misuse and addiction, bullying, sexual health, conflict resolution, and health and wellness. The program connects participants with their local peers and school and community action organizations so they can channel this new energy toward the betterment of their home communities.  To learn more about the Teen Institute visit .  

Monadnock Voices for Prevention will provide up to 20 scholarships for Monadnock Region students. To apply students will need to complete an online application at where they will answer some basic questions and submit either an essay, video or podcast that answers the questions: ‘What are the strengths of your community? What is one thing you would like to change’?.  The High Schools that are included are: Conant High School, ConVal High School, Fall Mountain Regional High School, Hinsdale High School, Keene High School, Mascenic High School, and Monadnock Regional High School.  The application deadline is April 25th.  Monadnock Voices for Prevention and their partners will select the students from the applications we receive. 

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NAMI Suicide Prevention Training for Young Adults
to May 12

NAMI Suicide Prevention Training for Young Adults

NAMI Suicide Prevention Training
Free Training for Young Adults Ages 18-25
Receive an Amazon Gift Card
Food and Beverages Provided
Dates: May 11th, 2018 from 8:30am - 4:30pm and May 12th, 2018 from 8:30am - 12:30pm
Location: Rhodes Hall, Keene State College
To register email or call Jane at 603-354-5454 Ext. 2313
on Survey Monkey 

What will I learn? 

  • How substance use, mental health, and suicide risk can impact individuals, families and community.
  • Participants will recognize stigma and related barriers that hinder treatment and recovery
  • Participants will become aware of community/state/national resources
  • After the completion of this training, participants will be able to:
  • Recognize the warning signs for suicide risk in an individual & be able to connect that person to community resources
  • Identify substance misuse issues in an individual and be able to talk openly with this person.
  • Understand how mental health and substance misuse problems may contribute to greater suicide risk in an individual
  • Have a greater awareness of local and national substance use and suicide risk resources that can be accessed by individuals in need of treatment and seeking recovery   

YOU are a qualified Young Adult LEADER for the Connect Program if….

  • You are comfortable with co-facilitation and presenting 
  • You are able to commit to at least one training per year 
  • You have a passion for the public health issues of substance misuse, mental health & suicide risk
  • You are a role model for your peers
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Prescription Take Back Day
1:00 PM13:00

Prescription Take Back Day

National Prescription Drug Take Back day is being held on Saturday, April 28th! Police departments throughout the Monadnock Region are participating. We invite you to drop off your unused, unwanted, expired medication between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. on Saturday, April 28th. The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) provides funding to local law enforcement for proper disposal! No questions asked. 

For a complete list of locations where medication can be dropped off, visit the DEA website at

Current locations that are participating:

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Healing After Trauma: A Community Conversation for ALL of Us
1:00 PM13:00

Healing After Trauma: A Community Conversation for ALL of Us

Healing from Tragedy: A Community Conversation for ALL of Us
Keene Family YMCA Community Impact Event

We are living in unprecedented times. There is a convergence of social issues and a public cry for change. The anger energizes these efforts, but it also serves to divide us. We must find ways to heal ourselves and each other so can move towards connecting again - as fellow community members. 

The event will include presentations about individual and collective trauma (i.e. Parkland, Opiate Epidemic, Las Vegas, #metoo, etc) told through stories, poetry, and music. Participants will engage in dialogue and practices to bridge the gap of connection between opposing viewpoints and generations. We will try to come together - as one community - for one purpose - to contribute the collective healing of all of us. 

Please join us for a unique community event led by the voices of the emerging generation. This event will be facilitated by Emily Daniels of Here This Now. 

To Register
Contact Renee Woliver, YMCA Community
Impact Office,
(603) 283-5580

This event is brought to you by the Keene Family YMCA, Monadnock Voices for Prevention, a program of Cheshire Medical Center, Monadnock Area Drug and Alcohol Abuse Coalition, and Here This Now

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